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 Jim Dragoni

 Guitarist and Composer

Performance

 

lAvailable as solo artist; or with a  duo which could include a bassist or saxophonist.  Trio would include above plus a drummer.  A typical quartet would be guitar/vocals, bass, drums, saxophone or piano.

The Music is a combination of Mr. Dragoni's original compositions which are a hybrid mix of jazz, blues, folk music and classical forms, as well as standards from all periods of the
Twentieth Century - the great American Songbook, uniquely interpreted.  The result is a mix of the old and the new, a hybrid stew of endless musical possibilities in a changing universe.

 

 Jim Dragoni is a composer and guitarist.   His performance areas include blues, traditional jazz, and original music.  His music has received airplay in Europe as well as in the United States. He has been recognized for years on the East Coast as an artist, teacher, performer, producer and musical technologist.

Recent Review, click here

Past performances include:

Lincoln Center,  Mellon Jazz Festival,  Cape May Jazz Festival, Odette's, Havana, Academy of Music, Painted Bride Art Center,  The Art Alliance,  River Blues Festival, West Chester University, WHYY.FM, WRTI.FM, Widener University, Odettes...to name a few.

"Exciting performance...it was a gas!" Jenneth Webster, Program Director, Lincoln Center;  reference to performance on 8-20-93  

"...his playing is simply brilliant..." Dr. Herb Wong, international jazz critic and record company executive  
 
"Sometimes it rocks, sometimes it swings, sometimes it is pure sweet poetry" Steve Lopez of the Philadelphia Inquirer  
 
"Jim's ensemble playing and original compositions are superb..." Gerry Givnish, the Painted Bride Arts Center  

"Music flows from Dragoni's instrument as smoothly as maple syrup..." Ed Wismer, Cape May Star and Wave
 

"...soulful rhythm with strong guitar riffs and an intense solo from Jim Dragoni" Steve Randazzo, Germantown Courier, reference to recording "Worlds" on Gazelle Records  
 

"Check out his technique, the effortless speed...has thoroughly mastered his instrument...it would seem there's not much more for him learn about his craft" Jack Lloyd, in feature article, the Philadelphia Inquirer. 

 

 
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